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Leith bid to lure cruise ships to Edinburgh

Leith bid to lure cruise ships to Edinburgh | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it

The Scotsman: Plan to lure more cruise ships to Edinburgh could see the area’s docks revamped.


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It's estimated that over 48,000 cruise passengers docked at South Queensferry in 2013 and this bid will help increase visits to the Leith docks, with plans to create 8,400 new jobs in the process.

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Belize: Taking a Proactive Approach to EcoTourism and Awareness

Belize: Taking a Proactive Approach to EcoTourism and Awareness | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it

Great article about Eco-tourism in Belize.  "The town of Placencia, for example, has been turning away Belize’s dramatically increasing numbers of cruise ships, despite the money they bring. This is because they see the potential damage cruise ships cause to the local environment, and because cruise tourists who only spend a short time on land, could interfere with traditional tourism. The Placencia Tour Operators Association has fought against the Royal Caribbean cruise line to stop the “cruise exploitation” visits in the area."


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Belize's Ecotourism and Its Greatest Challenge Yet

Belize's Ecotourism and Its Greatest Challenge Yet | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it

Joe Awe wrote an amazing article, and it's on the Huffington Post.  If you know him and his expertise in ecotourism, you'll love this article.  In light of the recent news from down south in regards to mass cruise tourism, this is perfectly said.  Belize can provide an unforgettable experience, and that comes with staying and experiencing the magical culture here.

 

"Belize must curtail in its romance with cruise tourism as the country is not developed for, nor is it large enough to sustain the overwhelming pounding of the sudden amounts of people that come off cruise ships at almost three times the size of the country's population.  Furthermore, the numbers economically has overnight stays bringing in almost four times the amount of money into the country and they number just about 25 percent of the cruise population.  Any accountant or laypersons on the street, if asked which they would prefer cruise or overnight stays (mostly ecotourists) would, in our opinion, choose overnight stays.  There's more in it for more people.  That's what the leading philosophy of ecoturism dictates: caring for both environment and welfare of the local population."

 


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Belize Developer Moving Ahead With Island Project

Belize Developer Moving Ahead With Island Project | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it
A Belize developer has revived plans to build a $100 million tourism and cruise ship facility on islands southeast of Belize City.

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Tourism ship to set sail on bumper cruise season in Far North Queensland water - The Cairns Post

Tourism ship to set sail on bumper cruise season in Far North Queensland water - The Cairns Post | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it
Tourism ship to set sail on bumper cruise season in Far North Queensland water The Cairns Post “Since introducing two of the largest and most luxurious ships ever to be based in Australia last season, we have seen increased demand from Australian...

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Faith-based tourism kicks off in Jamaica :: News

Faith-based tourism kicks off in Jamaica :: News | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it

The arrival of 4,000 Christians aboard the Carnival Destiny cruise ship marked Jamaica's entry in the faith-based tourism market.


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Seville Jumps on the Shipping Container Boat with a New Cruise Ship Terminal

Seville Jumps on the Shipping Container Boat with a New Cruise Ship Terminal | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it
When the city of Seville, Spain commissioned a waterfront terminal in order to attract cruise ship tourism, the Port Authority jumped on the shipping container boat.

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Seven Ships In Three Hours – An Evening At Helsinki West Harbour | MaritimeMatters | Cruise ship news and ocean liner history

Seven Ships In Three Hours – An Evening At Helsinki West Harbour | MaritimeMatters | Cruise ship news and ocean liner history | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it

Seven ships in three hours – an evening at Helsinki West Harbour By Kalle Id All images © 2011 Kalle Id

Helsinki, the capital of Finland is a busy cruise port during the summer months (largely thanks to the vicinity of St. Petersburg). In addition to this the city is also a busy ferry port, with at least eight ferries visiting the city’s three harbours on any given day around the year.

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Behind the Brands | Oxfam International


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One billion smartphones in use worldwide

One billion smartphones in use worldwide | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it

One billion smartphones in use worldwide... can I find a map to go with this about mobile phone use? Perfect for a chapter in Year 9


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International tourist arrivals

International tourist arrivals | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it
There were 25m more international tourist arrivals in the first six months of this year than in the same period last year, estimates the UN’s World Tourism...

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CD - The effects of people’s travel, recreational, cultural or leisure choices on places, and the implications for the future of these places.

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Getting Connected: What's Asia Got to Do with Me? Unit Overview | Asia Education Foundation

Getting Connected: What's Asia Got to Do with Me? Unit Overview | Asia Education Foundation | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it
Explore the connections between Australia and the countries of Asia, both economically and socially as good neighbours.
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Maintaining Healthy, Balanced Marine System Are Crucial for Species Survival

Maintaining Healthy, Balanced Marine System Are Crucial for Species Survival | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it

27 OCTOBER 2012

To prevent other marine mammals from going extinct, conservation efforts are crucial.

The Caribbean waters are home to 36 species of marine mammals, but surprisingly little is known about the lives of these intelligent and social creatures. Highly dependent on large, intact and healthy underwater ecosystems, marine mammals are sensitive to human-based pressures such as overfishing, land-based pollution and even cruise tourism (cruise ship collisions with whales is not uncommon). ... http://www.natuurbericht.nl/?id=9583

 

August 27, 2013 Conservation Magazine - University of Washington
OTTERS AID SEAGRASS RECOVERY http://conservationmagazine.org/2013/08/sea-otters-aid-seagrass-recovery/

 

March 2, 2012 National Geographic
OVERFISHING LEAVES MUCH OF MEDITERRANEAN A DEAD SEA, STUDY FINDS http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/?s=Overfishing+Leaves+Much+of+Mediterranean+a+Dead+Sea%2C+Study+Finds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Helsinki hopes to tempt cruise passengers to disembark on Hernesaari peninsula

Helsinki hopes to tempt cruise passengers to disembark on Hernesaari peninsula | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it

The City of Helsinki is planning to brighten the Hernesaari peninsula at the southern end of the city.

Hernesaari has long been a fairly unknown location for tourists and residents alike, but the aim is to brighten up the summertime atmosphere on the peninsula.
With the help of the attractions that are to be set up with the city’s partners, Helsinki hopes to encourage more cruise passengers to disembark at Hernesaari’s cruise terminal.
Approximately 300,000 tourists arrive in Hernesaari each year on cruise ships, but most of them stay on their luxury vessels during the port call, and do not bother visiting the city at all.

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Spain: Port of Seville receives shipping container-based cruise ship terminal | GizMag.com

Spain: Port of Seville receives shipping container-based cruise ship terminal | GizMag.com | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it

In order to accommodate the growing number of cruise ship passengers who regularly disembark at the Spanish Port of Seville – the country's sole inland port – a new cruise ship terminal has been built using shipping containers. While they aren't always the best building material for every situation, in this case they appear to have proved a good fit.

 

The brief called for the new terminal to be suitable for use as a multipurpose space, and able to be expanded or moved with relative ease if necessary. Crucially, construction also had to be completed within 15 days, which is the maximum interval between cruise ships docking at the port.

 

Spanish architectural firms Hombre De Piedra and Buró4 took 23 well-worn shipping containers to construct the 508 sq m (5,468 sq ft) terminal. Throughout their working life, the containers have clocked up the equivalent distance of 29 trips around the world. They were prepared off-site, before being transported to the dock and installed while it sat empty.

 

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Maintaining Healthy, Balanced #Marine System Are Crucial for Species Survival !

Maintaining Healthy, Balanced #Marine System Are Crucial for Species Survival ! | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it

27 OCTOBER 2012

To prevent other marine mammals from going extinct, conservation efforts are crucial.

The Caribbean waters are home to 36 species of marine mammals, but surprisingly little is known about the lives of these intelligent and social creatures. Highly dependent on large, intact and healthy underwater ecosystems, marine mammals are sensitive to human-based pressures such as overfishing, land-based pollution and even cruise tourism (cruise ship collisions with whales is not uncommon). ... http://www.natuurbericht.nl/?id=9583


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Cruise ship tourism creating economic opportunities in the Pacific

By Ann Sherry, Chief Executive Officer, Carnival Australia The recent signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between AusAID and Carnival Australia brings to mind a colourful history of 80 years of cruising to the South Pacific.
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A Travel Guide to Montego Bay, Jamaica

A Travel Guide to Montego Bay, Jamaica | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it

Montego Bay, or MoBay as the locals like to call it, is a city on the northwestern coast of Jamaica. It is one of the two large cities in Jamaica with an international airport (Sangster MBJ Int’l), the other being Kingston on the other side of the island. It is the second largest city on the island, but it seems to be the number one city for revelry and tourism; its local airport (MBJ) and cruise ship port (Freeport) can attest to this, for they are both the busiest of their kind on the island. http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/destinations/caribbean/jamaica/montego-bay/ #Jamaica, #MontegoBay


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Yarrabah, near Cairns, touts cruise-ship terminal to cash in on indigenous tourism

Yarrabah, near Cairns, touts cruise-ship terminal to cash in on indigenous tourism | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it

YARRABAH, near Cairns, is touting a $250 million cruise ship terminal and Aboriginal cultural precinct in a bold plan to cash in on indigenous tourism.

 

Australia's biggest Aboriginal township is the latest to make a multimillion dollar pitch to become a tourism hotspot.

 

The plan proposes an $80 million cruise ship jetty, an 18-hole golf course and country club and a private villa estate on 250ha of parkland, pristine coastal sand dunes and forest.

 

It also would feature an indigenous cultural village with dancers, bush tucker and bark huts.

 

The Courier-Mail yesterday revealed Premier Campbell Newman wants strife-torn Palm Island, off Townsville, to be the state's next tourist destination.

 

Mr Newman has ordered State Cabinet to help Palm Island and the state's other indigenous councils drive tourism and economic development, according to briefing notes obtained by The Courier-Mail in a Right to Information request.

 

Yarrabah, a former mission, population 3200, has spent $100,000 on a business case study to help develop the community into the nation's peak indigenous tourism experience and hopes to secure a further $200,000 in funding for a master plan.

 

Community representatives have been lobbying the state and federal governments as part of a plan to take the $250 million project to private developers and cruise ship operators. The vision also depends on the council being granted freehold over the trust lands.

 

"Tourism is the key to linking the past, present and the future,'' Yarrabah Mayor Errol Neal said yesterday.

 

"Ultimately it is about us coming up with a plan to get off the welfare treadmill.''

 

Yarrabah, an hour's drive from Cairns, has wide sandy beaches, rainforest-covered mountains and borders the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

 

It also ranked in the last census as Queensland's most disadvantaged area, with unemployment of 80 per cent and high crime.

 

Cairns will host the annual Cruise Down Under conference in September, when Cr Neal hopes to make his pitch to cruise executives.

 

State Indigenous Affairs Minister Glen Elmes said he had visited the Wungu beach site on the southern side of the township, overlooking Fitzroy Island.

 

"I applaud the council's initiative, and will support them where I can to realise their dream,'' said Mr Elmes.

 

"As with any such project, the initiative will have to stack up as a commercial enterprise.

 

"I'll be happy to facilitate access for the mayor to appropriate ministers and relevant commercial entities such as cruise companies and tourism operators where I can.

 

"It's a big dream for a small community like Yarrabah, but the community is situated in a pristine environment adjacent to one of Australia's most popular tourist destinations."


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Placencia, Belize, Central America - The Best Beaches In Belize

Placencia, Belize, Central America - The Best Beaches In Belize | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it
Placencia Peninsula, beautiful beaches, diving, snorkeling, and saltwater fly fishing. Here be the best beaches in Belize free from cruise ship tourism.
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Brittany Ortiz's curator insight, November 10, 2014 4:27 PM

This place looks BEAUTIFUL. I went to the carribean this summer, and it was so beautiful. I had went on a mountain hike and climbing up the mountain, the whole point was being able to go down the mountain in the 27 rivers in the mountain/forest. When I say the experience was beautiful, I mean beautiful. I hope to one day travel to Placencia, since it looks awfully gorgeous. Let me just add it on my bucket list!

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Global flight paths

Global flight paths | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it
Transportation planner plots pattern of airline travel across the globe.

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Here is a video created of how to use Google Earth and airtraffic visual in a geography class. http://youtu.be/BXva8a1krMo
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Global networks

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Bolivia: A Country With No McDonald’s

Bolivia: A Country With No McDonald’s | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it
What America can learn from one of the most sustainable food nations on Earth.

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Global Closet Calculator - National Geographic Education

Global Closet Calculator - National Geographic Education | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it

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Ultimate factories: Coca Cola

National Geographic programme about the Coca Cola factory and the manufacturing process of Coke.

 

Where is Coca Cola produced?  Some products are bulk losing some are bulk gaining in the manufacturing process.  Coca Cola and their containers represent bulk gaining products.  Although not the focus of this video, what is the geography behind where these factories are located?  How would this geographic pattern change if this were are bulk losing industry?  What are examples of bulk gaining and bulk losing industries?  Why are glass bottles not manufactured in the United States? 


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Madison Roth's curator insight, January 20, 2017 7:58 PM
This video relates to my current AP human geography class because we are learning about industries and it is speaking of the coke industry. This, more specifically, is a bulk-gaining industry and is placed strategically based on all factors (situation and site). I think that the coca-cola industries are growing rapidly as stated in the video. Also, that the plants are placed nicely (closer to consumers to avoid transportation costs) taking into consideration the amount of coke needed to be produced and the countless factories relative to each other.
Angel Peeples's curator insight, January 20, 2017 8:03 PM
  This is related to world cultural geography by being an industry. A industry is a economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories. Coca Cola is a huge industry that makes billions of dollars a year, 1.6 billion people reaches for a coca cola a day! This industry is a bulk gaining industry, the ingredients don't weight that much but when you put it all together it weighs quite a lot because of this the transportation cost would be to great for going a long distance so they must be closer to the markets instead of the inputs. This article is mostly about how Coca Cola is made and about all the factories worldwide to meet their growing demand.   
Rebecca Cooler's curator insight, January 20, 2017 9:45 PM
This article relates to the topic because in human geography industries are described as either bulk gaining or bulk reducing. My opinion on the topic is that this would be a bulk gaining industry because it's adding bulk.